LOOK: 24-year-old Chinoy designer creates fashionable heels with vegan leather
Posted by Jodie Tanco
Fast fashion may be affordable, but it’s also infamous for the amount of waste it generates from start to finish.
On the production side, not only is fast fashion known for sourcing materials of poor quality, but studies have also shown that the industry is responsible for 10% of the planet’s CO2 emissions, which is more than what international flights and maritime shipping produce combined. After their rapid consumption — i.e. probably a few cycles of laundry and wear — a majority of fast fashion clothing ends up in landfills to make space for new closet space. And then the cycle wastefully continues.
But it doesn’t have to.
In the last few years, sustainable fashion brands have begun to emerge as viable options for buyers who could afford to be a little more responsible in their fashion choices. It’s a given that they’re a bit more costly, but that’s the price you pay for quality and longevity. These are pieces that will last.
For instance, one of the latest Filipino brands that we’ve discovered is Sebastian & Savannah, a pandemic-born fashion label that showcases handcrafted vegan leather footwear made for the modern woman. Founded by Filipino-Chinese student-designer Kat Padilla, Sebastian and Savannah is definitely one classy answer that aligns with the evolution of responsible fashion.
“Sebastian and Savannah is a conscious posh label as passionate about reshaping modern fashion as it is about sustainability and local production. [We are] committed to designing and creating timeless and modern feminine pieces that elevate the everyday woman’s wardrobe and exude natural confidence,” explained Kat.